1997 Cincinnati Reds season

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1997 Cincinnati Reds
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 76–86 (.469)
Divisional place 3rd
Other information
Owner(s) Marge Schott
General manager(s) Jim Bowden
Manager(s) Ray Knight, Jack McKeon
Local television WSTR/WKRC-TV
SportsChannel Cincinnati
(Marty Brennaman, George Grande, Chris Welsh)
Local radio WLW
(Marty Brennaman, Joe Nuxhall)
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The 1997 Cincinnati Reds season consisted of the Cincinnati Reds attempting to win the National League Central. The Reds were managed by Ray Knight and Jack McKeon.

Offseason

  • December 13, 1996: Pete Rose, Jr. was signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[1]
  • December 21, 1996: Stan Belinda was signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[2]
  • December 23, 1996: Rikkert Faneyte was sent to the Cincinnati Reds by the Texas Rangers as part of a conditional deal.[3]
  • January 27, 1997: Terry Pendleton was signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[4]
  • February 8, 1997: Joe Oliver was signed as a Free Agent with the Cincinnati Reds.[5]
  • March 27, 1997: Scott Service was selected off waivers by the Oakland Athletics from the Cincinnati Reds.[6]

Regular season

Season standings

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 84 78 0.519 46–35 38–43
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 83 0.488 5 43–38 36–45
Cincinnati Reds 76 86 0.469 8 40–41 36–45
St. Louis Cardinals 73 89 0.451 11 41–40 32–49
Chicago Cubs 68 94 0.420 16 42–39 26–55


Record vs. opponents

1997 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Atlanta 9–2 9–2 5–6 4–8 7–4 6–5 10–2 5–7 10–2 5–6 8–3 7–4 8–3 7–5
Chicago 2–9 7–5 2–9 2–9 3–9 5–6 4–7 6–5 6–5 7–5 6–5 5–6 4–8 9–6
Cincinnati 2–9 5–7 5–6 5–6 5–7 6–5 6–5 2–9 8–3 8–4 5–6 4–7 6–6 9–6
Colorado 6–5 9–2 6–5 7–4 5–6 5–7 7–4 6–5 4–7 4–7 4–8 4–8 7–4 9–7
Florida 8–4 9–2 6–5 4–7 7–4 7–4 7–5 4–8 6–6 7–4 5–6 5–6 5–6 12–3
Houston 4–7 9–3 7–5 6–5 4–7 7–4 8–3 7–4 4–7 6–6 6–5 3–8 9–3 4–11
Los Angeles 5–6 6–5 5–6 7–5 4–7 4–7 7–4 6–5 10–1 9–2 5–7 6–6 5–6 9–7
Montreal 2–10 7–4 5–6 4–7 5–7 3–8 4–7 5–7 6–6 5–6 8–3 6–5 6–5 12–3
New York 7–5 5–6 9–2 5–6 8–4 4–7 5–6 7–5 7–5 7–4 5–6 3–8 9–2 7–8
Philadelphia 2-10 5–6 3–8 7–4 6–6 7–4 1–10 6–6 5–7 5–6 7–4 3–8 6–5 5–10
Pittsburgh 6–5 5–7 4–8 7–4 4–7 6–6 2–9 6–5 4–7 6–5 5–6 8–3 9–3 7–8
San Diego 3–8 5–6 6–5 8–4 6–5 5–6 7–5 3–8 6–5 4–7 6–5 4–8 5–6 8–8
San Francisco 4–7 6–5 7–4 8–4 6–5 8–3 6–6 5–6 8–3 8–3 3–8 8–4 3–8 10–6
St. Louis 3–8 8–4 6–6 4–7 6–5 3-9 6–5 5–6 2–9 5–6 3–9 6–5 8–3 8–7


Notable transactions

  • April 4, 1997: Scott Service was selected off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds from the Oakland Athletics.[6]
  • June 3, 1997: DeWayne Wise was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 5th round of the 1997 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1997.[7]
  • July 15, 1997: Chris Stynes was traded by the Kansas City Royals with Jon Nunnally to the Cincinnati Reds for Hector Carrasco and Scott Service.[8]
  • July 24, 1997: Terry Pendleton was released by the Cincinnati Reds.[4]
  • July 31, 1997: John Smiley was traded by the Cincinnati Reds with Jeff Branson to the Cleveland Indians for Jim Crowell, Danny Graves, Damian Jackson, and Scott Winchester.[9]

Roster

1997 Cincinnati Reds
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log

1997 Game Log

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B Hal Morris 96 333 92 .276 1 33
2B Bret Boone 139 443 99 .223 7 46
SS Pokey Reese 128 397 87 .219 4 26
LF Chris Stynes 49 198 69 .348 6 28
CF Deion Sanders 115 465 127 .273 5 23
RF Reggie Sanders 86 312 79 .253 19 56

[10]

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Eduardo Pérez 106 297 75 .253 16 52
Curtis Goodwin 85 265 67 .253 1 12
Eddie Taubensee 108 254 68 .268 10 34
Lenny Harris 120 238 65 .273 3 28
Barry Larkin 73 224 71 .317 4 20
Jon Nunnally 65 201 64 .318 13 35
Terry Pendleton 50 113 28 .248 1 17
Rubén Sierra 25 90 22 .244 2 7
Pat Watkins 17 29 6 .207 0 0
Pete Rose, Jr. 11 14 2 .143 0 0

[10]

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dave Burba 30 160 11 10 4.73 131
Kent Mercker 28 144.2 8 11 3.92 75
John Smiley 20 117 9 10 5.23 94
Brett Tomko 22 126 11 7 3.43 95

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Stan Belinda 84 1 5 1 3.71 114
Jeff Shaw 78 4 2 42 2.38 74
Scott Sullivan 59 5 3 1 3.24 96

Awards and records

  • Bret Boone, National League Record, Best Fielding Average in One Season by a National League Second Baseman (.997)[11]

1997 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

  • Barry Larkin, Shortstop, Starter

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians American Association Dave Miley
AA Chattanooga Lookouts Southern League Mark Berry
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Phillip Wellman
A Charleston Alley Cats South Atlantic League Barry Lyons
Rookie Billings Mustangs Pioneer League Donnie Scott

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Billings[12]

Notes

  1. ^ Pete Rose Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Stan Belinda Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ "Rikkert Faneyte Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Terry Pendleton Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ "Joe Oliver Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  6. ^ a b Scott Service Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ "DeWayne Wise Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  8. ^ Chris Stynes Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ John Smiley Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  10. ^ a b 1997 Cincinnati Reds Statistics and Roster – Baseball-Reference.com
  11. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.92, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  12. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References

  • 1997 Cincinnati Reds season at Baseball Reference
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